1. Dementia is not just about memory loss
Memory problems are a common early sign of dementia, but not for everyone.
A person with early-stage dementia might ask for the same information repeatedly or forget something they were recently told. But dementia can also affect the way people think, speak, perceive things, feel and behave.
Common symptoms of dementia include:
• confusion and needing help with daily tasks – such as shopping or paying bills
• problems with language and understanding – including often being unable to find the right word, or having trouble following a conversation.
• changes in behaviour – such as becoming unusually anxious or irritable.
The changes may be small to start with, but become more noticeable. For example, they can begin to cause problems with familiar tasks such as using a phone or using public transport.
To learn other important facts about dementia, from the Alzheimer’s Society, CLICK HERE.